This calendar displays all future known orienteering events to be hosted by CHIG as well as a selection of upcoming events hosted by neighbouring clubs. To view the flyers for CHIG events, click on the event title to see more.

Oct
25
Thu
2018
Central Line StreetO – Bethnal Green
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Event Overview

The format of this evening event makes it suitable for both adult beginners and experienced adult orienteers alike. Juniors may only participate if accompanied by an adult. Walk or run and see how many locations you can find within the one hour time limit. The map is not very technical at this event – click here for a sample of the simple map type used!

Race HQ

Upstairs function room at The Star of Bethnal Green, 359 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 6LG

Public Transport

Bethnal Green, Central Line.

Times

Registration & Start Times: 18:30 – 19:30. You can turn up any time within this one hour start window.

Courses Close: 21:00

Entries

CHIG senior members £2, senior members of other orienteering clubs, £3, non-members £4. Juniors are not allowed to run street events unless accompanied by an adult.

Reserve Your Map

Please email the Organiser, complete the online entry form or sign up to the Facebook event to reserve a map.

Courses

A one hour score course, with control sites worth between 10 and 50 points, mostly, but not exclusively according to how far away they are. You will be given a choice of three answers – mark the correct one when you see the control.

This is a control visiting event! Circling answers at controls you have not visited, on the off chance you get it right, is cheating. Answers must be marked in race time.

Your score will be reduced by 2% of the points scored for every minute or part minute late.

League Scoring

The leading man and woman will score 100 points, second place 99 etc. In addition, your score will be increased by a multiple depending on your age and sex, and the resultant points used in the same way for a handicap competition.

This year, we will have a special series t-shirt/technical top (to feature the Central Line stations where events are located) for the winners of each of the Mens, Women’s and Handicap leagues.

Map & Terrain

The map is 1:10,000, with streets, paths and open areas marked. It will be printed on waterproof paper, with the clues on the back.

Results

Results will be available after the event at www.chig.org.uk.

Equipment & Safety

You are advised to bring a torch and compass, as well as a pen to mark your answers. We hope to use electronic timing, so bring your own dibber if you have one. Light coloured clothing for extra visibility is advised.

Aprés Run

Join your fellow orienteers for a friendly drink, food and a chat and please support our host pub for this Race. The Star of Bethnal Green offers a mix of Midwestern US food at the moment – rich, authentic home-style BBQ flavours.

Officials

Organiser: Jakob Petersem jakob.ptrsn@outlook.com

Further Information

See this page explaining how Street-O works.

You are responsible for your own safety and you take part in this event at your own risk.

Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

Email List

Sign up here for the CHIG’s Street League email list for news about the event schedule and league standings.





Nov
22
Thu
2018
Central Line StreetO – Loughton
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dec
9
Sun
2018
SWELL 2018/19 – Epping North West MITRE (CHIG)
Dec 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Flyer [PDF]

       Sunday 9 December 2018

“Michael Brandon” Mitre National Event

Epping Forest North West

Directions:

From M25: Leave the M25 at Junction 26, signed Epping (A121). After approx 1.5 miles at roundabout, take First exit B1393 signed Epping. Straight on at traffic lights, enter 30mph limit, then turn left at mini roundabout– Bury Lane, signposted B182 Epping Green. After approx 400m turn right into school entrance.

From M11: Leave at Junction 7 signed Epping B1393. Travel through Epping town and past Shell garage. Turn right at mini roundabout into Bury Lane.Proceed as above.

Parking is at St John’s Secondary School, new site, CM16 5JB.

Park as directed. Cost £1 per vehicle. GR TL452018 .

Public transport:  Epping Underground Central Line station is approx 2km distant. Head up Station Road to town and turn left along High Street. Pass Shell Garage then turn right before mini roundabout into Lower Bury Lane. School entrance is at end of this road.

Facilities:           Toilets at school.       To be confirmed:  traders & drinks and snacks.

 

Start and finish: Bus service to/ from Robin Hood roundabout, along Epping New Road.

Approx 300m walk to Start and 100m to Finish from bus stop.

Allow 25 – 30 minutes from St John’s School to the start..

Map:                   Epping Forest North West, updated 2018 1:10,000   Mixed deciduous forest.

Courses:

The SE League recommended age classes are offered. S and B runners please select your own course.

Black                                              M21

Brown                                              M35, M40

Short Brown                                 M18, M20, M45, M50, W21

Blue                                                 M16, M55, M60, W35, W40

Short Blue                                      M65, W18, W20, W45, W50

Green                                              M70, W16, W55, W60

Short Green                                  M75, M80, M85, W65, W70, W75, W80, W85,

Light Green                                  M14, W14

Orange                                            M12, W12

Yellow                                             M10, W10

White

String course TBC

Times:               

Limited Entry on the Day Registration:   10:00 am to 11.00am

Starts:                                                                 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Courses close:                                                   2:30 pm

Electronic punch:            EPS-SI on all courses.       Dibber hire £1.00/ juniors free

Entries:

Preferably via: www.fabian4.co.uk, or by Standard Entry Form (cheques to Chigwell & Epping Forest OC) to:

Mitre 2018, 11 Rosemount, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4 HS.

Closing date for receipt of entries: Tuesday 4 December 2018, 23:59hrs.

Limited entry on the day. Late entries subject to availability of maps.

Final details and results on www.chig.org.uk 

Entry Fees:       

Up to 9/11/18                             BOF Seniors £13: Non BOF Seniors £15; Juniors £4.

From 9/11/18 to 18/12/14       BOF Seniors £15: Non BOF Seniors £17; Juniors £5

On the Day                                  BOF Seniors £17: Non BOF Seniors £19; Juniors £5

On the Day                                  (Yellow & White courses)  Newcomers £5.

 

Officials:        

Organiser:         Ray Curtis        Tel: 01279 418699   Email: Curtis.rosemount@sky.com

Planner:             Tony Maycraft

Controller:         Mike  Edwards (RAFO)

 

N.B.         Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.

Jan
24
Thu
2019
Central Line StreetO – Leyton
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
9
Sat
2019
SWELL 2018/19 – Pishiobury Park (CHIG)
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Feb
28
Thu
2019
Central Line StreetO – South Woodford
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
10
Sun
2019
Swell 2018/19 – Epping South
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Event Overview

Orienteering in the southern section of Epping Forest, London, E11.  There will be courses suitable for both beginners and experienced orienteers.  Any queries contact the Organiser (see above).

Forest orienteering event with a range of courses (“colour-coded” according to length and difficulty) which forms part of SWELL 2018-19.  Courses to suit all ages from under 10’s to over 80’s. Adult beginners with a running background may prefer “Orange” or “Light Green” courses. For children under 10, “White” or “Yellow” courses will be best suited. Older juniors should enter “Orange” or “Light Green” depending on experience.

Mapped Area

The map will extend south of the event centre, with the start and finish (within c. 50 m of one another) around 500m walk from the event centre.

The longest courses (Blue and Brown) will travel as far south as Hollow Pond. The northernmost part of the map overlaps in part with the map from our Epping Walthamstow Forest event in November 2016. The rest of the map was last used in April 2013.

Map: Epping South 1:10,000.

Mixed deciduous woodland and forest.

Terrain

Largely flat, a mixture of open land and dense forest with an extensive path network, but with enough detail to make it a fair navigational challenge.

Entries

Entry forms will be available at the event on the day. It will also be possible to complete your registration form prior to the event on this page, beginning mid February – although you should pay your entry fee on the day.

Courses

Course Name Approx Distance Technical Difficulty Suitable for
Brown 8.5km 5 – Highest Brown Courses are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
Blue 6.2 km 5 – Highest Blue Courses are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
Green 5.okm 5 – Highest Green Courses are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
Short Green 3.5 km 5 – Highest Short Green Courses are used mostly by adults wanting a shorter but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
Light Green 3.7 km 4 Light Green Courses are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and ‘point’ features.
Orange 3.0 km 3 Orange Courses progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
Yellow 2.2 km 2 Yellow Courses  use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
White 1.5 km 1 – Easiest White Courses are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.

Electronic Punch

EPS-SI on all courses. Dibber hire £1.00 (free hire for juniors).

Safety details

Please note that the Green, Blue and Brown courses will include road crossings, with the busier of these timed out (controls on either side of pedestrian crossing). For the other crossing, a control will be situated near to the pedestrian crossing. All roads are marked as out of bounds other than at specified crossing points and competitors are urged to take care at these crossings.

Full leg cover is strongly advised. First aid cover will be available from the event centre while the nearest Accident & Emergency department is at Whipps Cross Hospital, E11 1NR.

Competitors are urged to show courtesy to other forest users.

Results

We will aim to have results published on the web (www.chig.org.uk) as soon as possible after the event.

Event Officials

Organiser: Harold Wyber (CHIG)

Planner: Alan Brett (CHIG)

N.B. Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety 

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Central Line StreetO – Stratford
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
23
Sun
2019
GLOSS: Gunpowder Park
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Dec
8
Sun
2019
MITRE & SE Middle Championships – Epping East
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm